The One You Love (Emma Holden Suspense #1) by Paul Pilkington

Next book to read is another one sitting in my Kindle for quite some time. I have to say that it is something I’ve been really intrigued by as a change of pace. I mean, the genre of thriller or suspense or mystery or the likes. It is nice to read something geared for an older audience than YA novels. I remember The One You Love being intriguing when I first downloaded it off the free bestsellers a few years back. Its been sitting in my Kindle for so long that the entire trilogy is now all available.

The One You Love
(Emma Holden Suspense Mystery #1)

By: Paul Pilkington

the one you love

Emma Holden’s nightmare has just begun. Her fiancé vanishes, leaving the battered and bloodied body of his brother in their London apartment. Someone is stalking her, watching her every move. And her family are hiding a horrifying secret; a secret that threatens all those she loves. In a desperate race against time, Emma must uncover the truth if she ever wants to see her fiancé alive again.-Goodreads

 I feel like I say this a lot nowadays. Its a new wave crashing into my life. The One You Love has a really good premise. Its an overall effective suspense about stalking and obsessing and handling delicate situations and desperation and all kinds of stuff related to losing a fiancee right before a wedding, two times in a row. Emma just believes she has bad luck until her past starts haunting her. It is a good mystery and does have some pretty good moments, except it always feels like it drags on too long. There were some parts that honestly didn’t feel like it needed to be there and some extra editing would have gotten a better pacing.

The One You Love does do something really good.  It builds up a rather good twist to the mystery. It was a good level of deduction to guess who it was but at the same time, there were multiple little secrets that were brewing in the background however, it never felt convoluted. Plus, the last third of the novel was a page turner with a good ending. More novels should end like that because while it is a trilogy, it doesn’t drop you off in a cliffhanger that manipulates you to read the next novel. For choosing that path, good move! I appreciate it a lot. In fact, not being manipulated into a situation makes me more likely to want to read the next book which is something I’m thinking about however, it does cost money and that would break my promise this year. It’ll go straight to my next year reading list. 🙂

 There isn’t much to say about The One You Love mostly because I appreciated the book. It was a decent read, especially as its a free book. The quality is much better than what we find out there. This is however possibly the stepping stone of the series. The mystery and suspense is done well although the pacing could be better. While the ending plays on being a twist, it isn’t hard to eventually deduce who it might be and it does a good job and also misleading the readers to think of other possible suspects. The other secrets in the background keep the story intriguing. Give it a little patience and The One You Love might be one that is enjoyable.

Have you read The One You Love?


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